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Police searching Doylestown after possible sighting of Montgomery County killing spree suspect Bradley Stone

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 12/16/2014 - 11:18

Manhunt for Montgomery County killing spree suspect Bradley Stone moves to Doylestown, Upper Perkiomen schools closed TuesdayLaw enforcement is tracking a suspect in Doylestown, Bucks County matching the description of Bradley Stone, the suspect in a series of deadly shootings in Montgomery County, sources say.


Hawaii lava on course to hit gas station, stores

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 12/16/2014 - 10:59

In this photo taken Dec. 12, 2014, and provided by the U.S. Geological Survey, the active lava flow front continues to advance downslope towards the northeast about a mile and a half from the marketplace in Pahoa, Hawaii. Officials say lava from Kilauea volcano is on course to reach a supermarket and shopping center in the small town of Pahoa in seven to ten days. Hawaii County Civil Defense Director Darryl Oliveira said Monday, Dec. 15, 2014, the lava is about one mile away from Malama Marketplace supermarket. There’s a hardware store, pharmacy and gas station in the same shopping center. (AP Photo/U.S. Geological Suvery, Tim Orr)HONOLULU (AP) — Lava from a volcano on Hawaii's Big Island is on course to reach a shopping center with a gas station and a supermarket in seven to 10 days, officials said Monday.


Syria parties are killing not protecting civilians

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 12/16/2014 - 10:27
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. humanitarian chief accused the warring parties in Syria on Monday of ignoring Security Council demands to protect civilians, citing a doubling of the number of people killed from 100,000 in February to close to 200,000 today and around 1 million injured.

Coroner IDs man accused in Vegas bus shooting

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 12/16/2014 - 10:17

An employee of Logistical Solutions, right, cleans up the scene as Las Vegas police investigate a shooting involving a Regional Transportation Commission security officer and man, pronounced dead at the scene, who was asked to get off of an RTC bus because of a disturbance, outside of the Paris hotel-casino in Las Vegas on Monday, Dec. 15, 2014. The man pulled out a handgun and shot multiple times at the security officer, who responded by firing back and killing the man. (AP Photo/Las Vegas Review-Journal, Chase Stevens)LAS VEGAS (AP) — A wounded security guard shot and killed a public transit passenger who opened fire when he was kicked off a bus on the Las Vegas Strip early Monday morning, police said.


Georgia city reverses course, approves mosque in shopping center

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 12/16/2014 - 10:15
By David Beasley ATLANTA (Reuters) - City officials in an Atlanta suburb voted on Monday night to allow Muslim residents to open a mosque in a local shopping center, reversing, under threat of a lawsuit, a decision made two weeks earlier. The City Council of Kennesaw, a community of 30,000 residents 30 miles northwest of Atlanta, voted unanimously to allow the prayer center, city clerk Pam Davis said. On Dec. 1, the council voted 4-1 to deny an application for the mosque, saying that zoning regulations did not allow a place of worship in that particular shopping center. ...

Longshore union, shippers see slow progress in U.S. West Coast port talks

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 12/16/2014 - 10:12

Cargo containers are ready for transportation at the Port of Los AngelesBy Steve Gorman LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The union for 20,000 dockworkers and a group of their employers at 29 U.S. West Coast ports say they are making slow but steady progress in months-long contract talks seen by the shipping industry as a contributing factor in chronic cargo backups. However, neither side has ventured to say how much longer it might take to reach a settlement, and both parties continued to abide by a news blackout on the details of their talks and the issues that divide them. ...


Freezing rain coats roads in the Dakotas, hampering travel

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 12/16/2014 - 09:57

Marcus Jackson shovels the sidewalk outside of his Sioux Falls, S.D. home on Monday, Dec. 15, 2014. (AP Photo/Argus Leader, Jay Pickthorn)FARGO, N.D. (AP) — Freezing rain coated roads throughout the Dakotas Monday, causing headaches for motorists and delaying or shutting down schools.


Officer on leave after tweets threaten protesters

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 12/16/2014 - 09:47

A resident is escorted out by San Jose police at a homeless encampment known as The Jungle Thursday, Dec. 4, 2014, in San Jose, Calif. Police and social-workers on Thursday began clearing away one of the nation's largest homeless encampments, a cluster of flimsy tents and plywood shelters that once housed more than 200 people in the heart of California's wealthy Silicon Valley. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A Northern California police department put one of its officers on leave Monday and is investigating threatening comments from his Twitter account about demonstrators who have participated in protests over the recent deaths of unarmed black men in Ferguson, Missouri and New York.


Bill Cosby's wife defends him from sex assault claims

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 12/16/2014 - 09:46

File photo of Comedian Cosby addressing the crowd in front of his wife, Camille Cosby, after being honored during the Apollo Theatre's 75th anniversary gala in New YorkLOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Camille Cosby, the wife of comedian Bill Cosby, on Monday defended her husband from weeks-long accusations brought by more than a dozen women alleging that the groundbreaking entertainer sexually assaulted them decades ago. "He is a kind man, a generous man, a funny man, and a wonderful husband, father and friend," Camille Cosby said in the 210-word statement released by Cosby's publicist. "He is the man you thought you knew. ...


US seeks to use bin Laden letters at terror trial

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 12/16/2014 - 09:42
NEW YORK (AP) — Prosecutors want a judge presiding over a terrorism trial to let them show jurors letters recovered in the raid that killed Osama bin Laden to boost evidence against a man snatched off the streets of Libya last year.

High court settles dispute over California's undersea border

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 12/16/2014 - 09:26
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court waded into the Pacific Ocean to settle a long-running dispute Monday over where California ends and federal offshore lands begin.

Russia raises key rate to protect ailing economy

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 12/16/2014 - 09:22

FILE - In this Friday, Dec. 12, 2014, file photo, teople walk past a sign advertising currency exchange rates in Moscow, Russia. The Bank of Russia has raised its key interest rate to 17 percent from 10.5 percent in a desperate move to boost its currency and rescue its troubled economy. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — The Bank of Russia has raised its key interest rate to 17 percent from 10.5 percent in a desperate move to boost its currency and rescue its troubled economy.


New lottery game suspended after low tickets sales

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 12/16/2014 - 09:17
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A new multi-state lottery game aimed at doling out more $1 million prizes is being suspended after just two months because of lower-than-expected ticket sales, officials announced Monday.

Ohio girl hurt at fair challenges Indiana damages cap

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 12/16/2014 - 08:59

FILE - In this file photo taken on Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2011, investigators examine the stage that collapsed on Saturday at the Indiana State Fair in Indianapolis. Attorneys for a 13-year-old victim of the 2011 Indiana State Fair stage collapse are arguing the state's cap on liability damages is unconstitutional and should be thrown out by the Indiana Court of Appeals, Monday, Dec. 15, 2014. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Attorneys for a 13-year-old Ohio girl hurt when a stage collapsed at the Indiana State Fair argued Monday that the state's cap on liability damages is unconstitutional and should be thrown out by the Indiana Court of Appeals.


Police: Utah man tried to kidnap child actress

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 12/16/2014 - 08:52

This undated photo provided by the Salt Lake County Sheriff shows Adam Robin Green, 33, who police say broke into a downtown Salt Lake City theater and tried to kidnap a 12-year-old actress. Salt Lake City police say Green had a knife and confronted the actress as she entered a hallway. There are no indications Green targeted the girl before seeing her. (AP Photo/Salt Lake County Sheriff)SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Utah man was behind bars Monday after police said he broke into a downtown Salt Lake City theater with a knife and tried to kidnap a 12-year-old actress.


Not guilty plea in California missing family case

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 12/16/2014 - 08:50

This Friday, Dec. 6, 2014 photo released by the Montebello Police Department, shows suspect Daniel Perez. Perez is accused of abducting his four sons and engaging police in a highway standoff. Perez has been booked into Montebello jail, about 15 miles east of Los Angeles, for investigation of his wife's death as well as kidnapping. Erica Perez was found dead in the trunk of another family vehicle on Wednesday. (AP Photo/Montebello Police Department)LOS ANGELES (AP) — A California man accused of killing his wife, abducting his sons and engaging police in a highway standoff acted in self-defense when his wife tried to stab him, his lawyer said Monday.


6 dead, suspect on loose in suburban Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 12/16/2014 - 08:43

Police gather near a home, Monday, Dec. 15, 2014, in Pennsburg, Pa., where suspect Bradley William Stone is believed to have barricaded himself inside after shootings at multiple homes. Authorities say Stone killed six people and seriously wounded another in three different homes outside Philadelphia and remained at large hours after the shootings. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)PENNSBURG, Pa. (AP) — A man suspected of going to three houses in the Philadelphia suburbs and fatally shooting six people, including his ex-wife and her teenage niece, was at large, and prosecutors said investigators didn't know where he was or how he was getting around.


Jury to decide fate of former Miami-area mayor accused of mortgage fraud

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 12/16/2014 - 08:34
By Zachary Fagenson MIAMI (Reuters) - A former south Florida mayor used her status in the Haitian community to lure individuals into a scheme to fraudulently obtain mortgages, prosecutors said on Monday during closing arguments in her fraud trial. Marie Lucie Tondreau, 54, was indicted on six counts of wire fraud in May and faces up to 30 years in prison for allegedly helping her onetime fiancée Karl Oreste collect at least $11 million on behalf of straw buyers to finance 20 properties. “Marie Lucie Tondreau was associated in some way with each of these transactions,” said Assistant U.S. ...

N. Korea seeks UN meeting on CIA torture

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 12/16/2014 - 08:33
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — North Korea asked the U.N. Security Council in a letter Monday to take up the CIA's harsh treatment of terror suspects, instead of the North's own human rights situation.

Protesters chain themselves to Oakland police station doors

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 12/16/2014 - 08:27

Demonstrators sit along a street as others block doors to the Oakland Police Department to protest against killings of unarmed black men by police officers in Oakland, CaliforniaBy Emmett Berg OAKLAND, Calif. (Reuters) - Protesters chained themselves to the doors of police headquarters in Oakland, California, on Monday, prompting several arrests, and one demonstrator scaled a flagpole to hang a "Black Lives Matter" banner in front of the building. Oakland and neighboring Berkeley have been the site of demonstrations for more than a week over decisions by grand juries not to charge white police officers in the killings of unarmed black men in Ferguson, Missouri and New York City. ...